CHEF & OWNER ANGIE MAR
Chef Angie Mar has spent most of her life around the world of food. A native of Seattle, Washington, she comes from a family of food lovers and restaurateurs. Her aunt was the infamous Ruby Chow who pioneered Chinese cuisine in Seattle and these deep rooted ties have given Angie an innate love for bringing people together around a dining table.
Angie had the privilege of getting her training in some of New York City's renowned kitchens, including honing her skills at whole animal butchery and open fire techniques at Andrew Tarlow’s lauded Brooklyn restaurants Reynard, Diner, and Marlow & Sons. She went on to work for April Bloomfield at The Spotted Pig, where she learned an unparalleled dedication to perfection and a love of simplicity.
In October 2013, Angie took the helm of storied West Village restaurant, The Beatrice Inn. Best known for her love of working with whole animals, live fire and dry aging techniques, she revamped the menu and began to create her signature style.
Under Angie’s guidance and vision, The Beatrice has become one of the most coveted reservations in the city, known for its meat forward menu and show-stopping presentations. She is now the owner and executive chef at The Beatrice Inn, re-opening the doors in September 2016 with a fresh perspective and a celebrated new menu. Her signature 45-day dry aged burger is widely regarded as one of the best in the city, her Duck Flambe is an international hit and her Butcher’s Blocks are a meat lovers dream.
The Beatrice Inn and Angie Mar continue to gain momentum and praise in the food community. Pete Wells awarded the restaurant an impressive 2-star review for the New York Times, calling it “One of the most celebratory restaurants in the city” and “a place to go when you want to celebrate your life as an animal.” Angie was named “Chef of the Year 2016” by Thrillist and most recently, she was chosen as one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2017; the only chef from New York selected to receive this honor.
The Beatrice Inn is the traditional New York chophouse redefined. Owned by the lauded Chef Angie Mar, and her partner Melissa Merrill Keary, the Beatrice Inn is the edgy, underground version of the traditional New York chophouse. Chef Mar’s unapologetic and seductive approach to food is revolutionizing the way New Yorker’s experience meat. Her sommelier’s style to curating meat reads more like a wine list, showcasing the finest meats from around the world. Chef Mar seamlessly balances masculine cuts of meat with feminine herbs and fruit, insists on wet and dry ageing all her meat, serves whole birds and dramatic seafood towers with epic tableside presentation and large format dining, and of course dishes up her award-winning burgers alongside the specialty curated wine list and legendary cocktail bar. She ensures every dish evokes primal and decadent flavor balanced with approachable elegance. From the Beatrice Inn’s first incarnation as a New York prohibition-era speakeasy in the 1920s, to its 50-year run as an Italian red-sauce joint, to the legendary nightclub, New York’s diverse and ever-charismatic clientele have always had love for this West Village gem. From Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald having cocktails at the bar, or American tap dancer Paul Draper dancing on the table tops, today the Beatrice Inn continues to play host and welcome all of New York’s cast of characters.
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